Available Positions

Medical Science & Computing: Proteomics Scientist (9/18/20)

Shimadzu: Field Service Engineer (CA) (7/31/20)

Shimadzu: Field Service Engineer (PA) (7/31/20)

Shimadzu: MS Service Specialist (7/24/20)

University of Wollongong: Associate Research Fellow (7/23/20)

Naval Research Laboratory: Postdoctoral Fellow (7/10/20)

CDS Analytical: Empore North America Sales Manager (6/19/20)

Georgetown University: Postdoctoral Research Associate (6/11/20)

UMD Pharmacy: Postdoctoral Research Associate (6/10/20)

FDA CBER: Postdoctoral Fellow (6/3/20)

FDA CBER: Postdoctoral Fellow (5/12/20)

NIH: Staff Scientist 1 (Facility Head) (4/30/20)

NASA Goddard: Instrument Scientist (4/27/20)

FDA CFSAN: Postdoctoral Fellow (4/21/20)

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Medical Science & Computing: Proteomics Scientist

Posted: September 18, 2020
Location: Bethesda, MD

MSC is searching for a Proteomics Scientist to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is on-site in Bethesda, Maryland.
Operate and maintain nanoflow liquid chromatography and mass spectrometer (orbitrap fusion Lumos).
Prepare samples for mass spectrometry
Establish proteomics methods
Obtain and analyze mass spectrometry data
Maintain laboratory equipment
Order and maintain supplies

Requirements
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Proteomics or related field.
Three (3) or more years of experience in proteomics research.
Experience with proteomics pipeline (sample preparation, LC and MS operation, and data analysis).
Experience with MS data analysis software.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and be self-motivated.
Strong organizational and communicational skills.
Experience with orbitrap fusion Lumos is advantageous.

Apply online at https://careers-mscweb.icims.com/jobs/4168/proteomics-scientist/job
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Shimadzu: MS Service Specialist

Posted: July 31, 2020
Location: South San Francisco, CA

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is hiring a Field Service Engineer to provide service instrument support mainly in the following product areas (including, but not limited to): LC, GC, LCMS, GCMS, UV-Vis, FTIR, TOC, AA, ICP. This is a great opportunity for someone with hands-on experience with any of these instruments to work in a customer facing setting who would like to advance their career! The employee will be primarily supporting the Northern California service territory (based in the South San Francisco area)!

The Field Service Engineer in this position will:
Provide excellent and efficient customer service to Shimadzu’s clients, along with technical training on products.
Repair, maintain, and install Shimadzu’s award winning analytical instrumentation product line.
Travel throughout the regional territory, experiencing all the various places our instrumentation is utilized.
Train and support regional staff.
Document and report all repairs and product failures. When applicable provide recommendations on design changes and improvements.
Help with the development of preventative maintenance procedures for Shimadzu products.

The Field Service Engineer will earn:
Excellent Base Salary
Service Support Incentive Plan
Company vehicle with gas card
Home office set up (where applicable)
Company benefits (medical/dental/vision/401k with profit sharing match/year end bonus/tuition reimbursement/vacation/personal, sick time/paid holidays).

Education and/or Experience:
An associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Technology is required, a bachelors within a Life Science discipline is highly preferred. Incumbent must have at least three years of field or in-house instrumentation repair experience (or the equivalent similar product) is required.

View posting and apply here.
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Shimadzu: MS Service Specialist

Posted: July 31, 2020
Location: Allentown, PA

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is hiring a Field Service Engineer to provide service instrument support mainly in the following product areas (including, but not limited to): LC, GC, LCMS, GCMS, UV-Vis, FTIR, TOC, AA, ICP. This is a great opportunity for someone with hands-on experience with any of these instruments to work in a customer facing setting who would like to advance their career! The employee will be primarily supporting the Northeast PA-based service territory.

The Field Service Engineer in this position will:
Provide excellent and efficient customer service to Shimadzu’s clients, along with technical training on products.
Repair, maintain, and install Shimadzu’s award winning analytical instrumentation product line.
Travel throughout the regional territory, experiencing all the various places our instrumentation is utilized.
Train and support regional staff.
Document and report all repairs and product failures. When applicable provide recommendations on design changes and improvements.
Help with the development of preventative maintenance procedures for Shimadzu products.

The Field Service Engineer will earn:
Excellent Base Salary
Service Support Incentive Plan
Company vehicle with gas card
Home office set up (where applicable)
Company benefits (medical/dental/vision/401k with profit sharing match/year end bonus/tuition reimbursement/vacation/personal, sick time/paid holidays).

Education and/or Experience:
An associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Technology is required, a bachelors within a Life Science discipline is highly preferred. Incumbent must have at least three years of field or in-house instrumentation repair experience (or the equivalent similar product) is required.

View posting and apply here.
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Shimadzu: MS Service Specialist

Posted: July 24, 2020
Location: Miami, FL

SSI is currently hiring a Mass Spectrometry (MS) Service Specialist to cover the Southern Florida Service Region. Strong attention paid to experience with LCMS products. This position will be based in the Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, FL area.

Position Summary:
The individual in this position is responsible for a wide variety of service related support functions including, but not limited to, the repair, maintenance, after hours phone support and installation of Shimadzu products. Additionally, responsibilities include the training and support of regional staff and less experienced personnel. As well, other related duties may be assigned from time to time. This position is responsible for the repair, maintenance, and installation of those products sold by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments anywhere within the company’s market area. Direct area of support is the regional territory for Mass Spec and related products.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
The repair, maintenance, and installation of those products sold by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments or its representatives.
Providing technical service training to customers, service and technical support personnel.
Accurate documentation and reporting of all repairs and product failures; and when applicable, providing design change and improvement recommendations.
Assist in the development of preventative maintenance procedures for Shimadzu products as required.
The maintenance and control of repair parts inventories within the position’s assigned region in accordance with the administrative policies as defined by the Service Center in Columbia, Md.
Providing customers and other personnel with the necessary technical support (phone, FAX, E-Mail etc.) and documentation required to effect instrument repairs, maintenance, and installations.
Phone Support to include after hours (night and weekend) technical assistance to customers anywhere within the SSI market area.
Repairing instruments returned to the Regional Service Center in a timely manner.
Travel to provide service support to customers and other SSI personnel.
Timely submission of all required paperwork and reports.

SCOPE:
This position’s primary focus is to provide quality, efficient service to our customers and to support the other Service, Technical Support, and Sales & Marketing staff in the performance of the same. Will report directly to the Regional Service Manager and will work in conjunction with Corporate Service management as needed.

PROBLEM SOLVING REQUIREMENTS:
Incumbent must be proficient at effectively troubleshooting and resolving instrument problems, performing installations, and providing, when necessary, customer and staff training. Incumbent must also be capable of successfully running standard samples and reading/interpreting the chromatography to determine if the instrument is functioning properly. Must be able to resolve basic and complex applications related customer problems, through exercising independent discretion and judgment based learned industry specific knowledge and company policies/protocol.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a closely related field is required, while an advanced degree is preferred. Incumbent should have at least one (1) year (while two or more is highly preferred) of field exposure supporting mass spec instrumentation, or the equivalent experience. Must be proficient in LCMS instrumentation.

View full posting and apply here
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University of Wollongong: Associate Research Fellow

Posted: July 23, 2020
Location: New South Wales, Australia

The Molecular Horizons institute, serving as the primary research environment for this position, occupies a central role within UOW’s Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, in terms of location as well as strategic positioning.

Dr. Shane Ellis’s group within Molecular Horizons and the School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience develops high resolution mass spectrometry imaging technologies and methods to study the molecular processes occurring within tissues and cells, as well as to classify diseased tissues based on their local chemical compositions.

As a member of the Ellis group the position will focus on the development of mass spectrometry imaging applications having translational benefits, with a focus on clinically-relevant research questions.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process. For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Shane Ellis on + 61 2 4221 5748.

The position willfocus on the development of mass spectrometry imaging applications having translational benefits, with a focus on clinically-relevant research questions.

Find full position details here

Apply online here
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Naval Research Laboratory: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: July 10, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

Description
Research projects focus on developing analytical methods for accurate generation and verification of trace explosives and/or headspace analysis of vapors of explosives or other hazardous materials. Projects will utilize gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and may include other analytical instrumentation such as ion chromatography, liquid chromatography, ion mobility spectroscopy.

Advisers
DeGreeff, Lauryn Elaine lauryn.degreeff@nrl.navy.mil
Giordano, Braden C braden.giordano@nrl.navy.mil
Johnson, Kevin kevin.johnson@nrl.navy.mil

Examples of PI previous research include:
Giordano BC, Field CR, et. al.; Trace explosives vapor generation and quantitation at parts per quadrillion concentrations. Analytical Chemistry 88, 3747-3753 (2016).
Collins GE, Giordano BC, et. al.; Trace explosives sensor testbed (TESTbed). Review of Scientific Instruments 88, 034104 (2017).
DeGreeff LE, Cerreta MM, Katilie CJ; Variation in the headspace of bulk hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD) with time, environment, and formulation. Forensic Chemistry 4, 41-50 (2017).
DeGreeff LE, et. al.; Passive delivery of mixed explosives vapor from separated components. Forensic Chemistry 4, 19-31 (2017).
Katilie CJ, Simon AG, DeGreeff LE; Quantitative analysis of vaporous ammnia by online derivatization with gas chromatography – mass spectrometry with applications to ammonium nitrate-based explosives. Talanta 193, 87-92 (2019).

Keywords:
Energetic materials; Explosives; Vapor detection; Trace detection; Gas chromatography; Mass spectrometry; Sensors; Headspace analysis

Eligibility
Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents

Base Stipend Travel Allotment
$83,398.00 $3,000.00

Apply at http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=64&ROPCD=641515&RONum=B7825
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CDS Analytical: Empore North America Sales Manager

Posted: June 19, 2020

CDS Analytical, the word leader in Gas Chromatography (GC) front-end sample introduction instrumentations and CDS Empore (previously 3M Empore) membrane Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) consumables, is seeking a North America Sales manager for Empore product line. This position is a technical sales position, and owns the responsibility for maintaining and creating sales pipelines within the 50 states of US as well as Canada and Mexico. The candidate should have a strong technical background in Sample Preparation and Chromatography instruments and consumables.

Responsibilities
(1) Direct the implementation and coordination of all sales efforts in the designated territory
(2) Manage all distributors and end-customers located in the designated territory
(3) Develop territory by establishing new distributors and key accounts
(4) Manage customer relationships and aids in development and execution of strategic marketing initiatives
(5) Achieve defined monthly, quarterly and annual targets on revenue for the territory
(6) Expand customer knowledge of Empore products by sales calls, seminars and Lunch & Learns
(7) Perform onsite and hands-on demonstration when needed
(8) Grow the sales team with vision and leadership
(9) Be a team play and work with product management team to develop marketing plans
(10) Represent talks, posters at conferences when needed
(11) Report to Empore Division Manager on all business activities

Knowledge and Skills
(1) Minimum four-year college degree with a major in analytical chemistry, or a related field
(2) Strong verbal and written communication skill and demonstrated competency in directing, managing, and coordinating North America sales activities
(3) Business acumen and ability to think strategically
(4) Able to work in a fast-paced, self-motived environment with shifting priorities.
(5) Proficient computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and CRM software.
(6) Capable to train sales and service reps on the product lines
(7) 20% of domestic travel to the 50 states of USA and Canada

Compensation
$45k base salary, and the estimated total compensation is ~$50K. Paid vacation, 401K retirement plan and health insurance including dental and vision coverage. CDS Analytical is an equal-opportunity employer.

Dana Arnold
Operations Assistant
CDS Analytical
465 Limestone Rd
Oxford, PA 19363
darnold@cdsanalytical.com
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UMD Pharmacy: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posted: June 11, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center invites applications to fill an open postdoctoral research associate position at the Ressom Lab (http://omics.georgetown.edu).

We are seeking a motivated and experienced candidate, who exhibits a broad analytical aptitude and laboratory management. Primary responsibilities include operation of chromatography and mass spectrometry systems (UltiMate 3000 RSLCnano System, Vanquish Flex UHPLC System, and Agilent 1260 Infinity HPLC System, Q-Exactive Mass Spectrometer, Agilent GC-MS System, and LECO Pegasus HT GC-TOF System) for metabolomics and proteomics studies. The candidate will be involved in: (1) management of day-to-day laboratory operation; (2) processing of human tissues and blood samples; (3) sample preparation for metabolomics and proteomics studies; (4) profiling of metabolites and proteins in human tissues and blood samples by LC-MS/MS and GC-MS; and (5) targeted quantitation of metabolites and proteins by parallel reaction monitoring and selected reaction monitoring.

Essential Requirements
Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, or related field and experience in sample preparation for metabolomics and proteomics studies an operation of chromatography and mass spectrometry systems including UltiMate 3000 RSLCnano System, Vanquish Flex UHPLC system, Agilent 1260 Infinity HPLC System, Q-Exactive Mass Spectrometer, Agilent GC-MS System, and LECO Pegasus HT GC-TOF System.

Desirable Requirements
Experience with MS data analysis software tools and bioinformatics.

Please e-mail your CV and names of three references to hwr@georgetown.edu
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UMD Pharmacy: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posted: June 10, 2020
Location: Baltimore, MD

The laboratory of Jace W. Jones at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is seeking an exceptional postdoctoral research fellow who is enthusiastic about developing analytical strategies to probe the dynamic relationship between lipid structure and function. The Jones Laboratory develops mass spectrometry-based platforms to characterize lipid structure and anchor structure to quantitative abundance. There is an immediate need for a high-quality researcher to participate in a multi-PI project to characterize the viral envelope of zoonotic viruses with special emphasis on SARS-CoV-2. The successful candidate would be involved in various aspects of the project including optimization of sample preparation, instrumentation development, generation of multidimensional data-sets, and data analysis.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out experiments that involve lipid extraction from biological matrices, mass spectrometry-based structure characterization and quantitation of lipids, bioinformatic processing of multidimensional data, and publication and presentation of findings.

Requirements
The requirements are a PhD in chemistry, biology or a related field, mass spectrometry
experience, and a publication record in analytical sciences.
Preferred qualifications
• Strong communication skills (oral and written)
• Cell culture experience
• Experience in lipidomics and/or metabolomics
• Instrumentation development
• Programming/scripting
• Bioinformatics
• Eagerness to learn additional research skills when needed
• Ability to work with internal and external collaborators

Contact:
Jace W. Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Mass Spectrometry Center
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 N. Pine Street, Room N721
Baltimore, MD 21201
jjones@rx.umaryland.edu
https://faculty.rx.umaryland.edu/jjones/
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FDA CBER: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: June 3, 2020
Location: Silver Spring, MD

The Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research is seeking a motivated post-doctoral individual to join The Division of Bacterial, Parasitic & Allergenic Products Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides Vaccine Structure Group. The successful candidate will work with an experienced research team to investigate the structural aspects of glycoconjugate based vaccines.

The position will focus on mass spectrometry-based approaches for analysis of glycoproteins and other glycoconjugates particularly in the area of vaccine antigens. Glycan array technologies will also be implemented to study viral pathogen interactions with host glycoconjugate receptors. These studies will facilitate a better understanding of how glycosylation can impact on vaccine performance and how glycosylation impacts the host-pathogen interface.

This position requires a Ph. D. in chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology or a related science. New graduates are welcome to apply. A background in mass spectrometry is required. Experience in glycobiology, carbohydrate chemistry, proteomics mass spectrometry and/or glycan array is a plus. The laboratory’s research crosses the boundaries between analytical chemistry, structural biology, biochemistry and microbiology. The laboratory develops state of the art mass spectrometric and glycan array platforms for use in FDA mission critical projects centered in issues surrounding glycosylation of key vaccine antigens. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to work in a team environment are required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To be considered for this position, please write or email your Curriculum vitae to:

John F. Cipollo, Ph. D.
Principal Investigator
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Division of Bacterial, Parasitic and Allergenic Products
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Building # 52/72 and Room # G310
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Office 240-402-9445
John.cipollo@fda.hhs.gov
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FDA CBER: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: May 12, 2020
Location: Silver Spring, MD

A research opportunity is currently available in the Office of Vaccines Research and Review (OVRR), at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Silver Spring, Maryland. This research opportunity will be within the Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides with the goal of using recombinant technologies, metabolic engineering and/ synthetic biology as tools to improve the understanding of glycoconjugate vaccine synthesis and immunology. The selected participant will receive mentoring on fulfilling the project, which will also include collaboration with investigators within and external to the FDA. The participant will be studying Glycoengineered Outer Membrane Vesicles (geOMV) as an alternative platform to generate glycoconjugate vaccines that target encapsulated pathogens. The participant will generate a prototype expression system to reconstitute bacterial polysaccharides (e.g. capsule, O-antigen) in Escherichia coli, and test and evaluate the immune response of the purified geOMV. The position is available for a start date of September 1, 2020.

Qualifications
The qualified candidate should have received a Doctoral degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or related field. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date. Applicants must have resided in the USA for 3 of the last 5 years.

Preferred skills:
• Biochemistry and molecular biology, such as designing and cloning plasmid constructs, bacterial and tissue cultural techniques, recombinant protein expression and purification, PAGE/Western blot protein analysis and performing respective functional / binding assays
• Knowledge of glycobiology and mass spectrometry

The following papers provide examples of the research project:
1. Haurat MF et al. Biol Chem. 2015. doi: 10.1515/hsz-2014-0183
2. Elhenawy, W. et al. MBio. 2016. 10.1128/mBio.00940-16
3. Price, N. L. et al. Sci Rep. 2016. doi: 10.1038/srep24931

How to apply: Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, along with contact information for three references to Dr. M. Florencia Haurat, mhaurat@wustl.edu
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NIH: Staff Scientist 1 (Facility Head)

Posted: April 30, 2020
Location: Silver Spring, MD

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist/Facility Head in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation (LCI) to oversee proteomic requirements within the NIA Intramural Research Program (IRP), located in Baltimore, MD. The Laboratory/Branches within the NIA IRP carry out basic and clinical biological research with an emphasis on aging phenotypes. The incumbent will report directly to the Laboratory Chief.

The individual must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in Analytical Chemistry or related fields, with significant experience in analytical chemistry. Applicants must have strong documentation of prior research experience and skills. The incumbent will be expected to work independently, but also form collaborations with multiple NIA laboratories. The individual will have the opportunity for significant interactions and collaborations with Investigators, Staff Scientists, and Staff Clinicians at the NIA to provide guidance for projects including providing input to clinical scientists/physicians working in human subjects. In the laboratory, the incumbent will carry out mass spectrometry-based analysis of cell culture and in vivo-derived protein samples to quantify known peptides and identify novel proteins and biomarkers. Candidates must have experience with all aspects of mass spectrometry analysis including sample preparation, peptide separation methods, AQUA peptide-based quantification, and data analysis and interpretation. Specific experience with Thermo Scientific Orbitrap-based mass spectrometry systems and analysis is essential. Additional experience with discovery-based proteomics will be considered favorably.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Additional information regarding the NIA IRP is available at the following website: www.irp.nia.nih.gov.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Angela Prazak, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director; Vacancy #NIA-IRP-20-14; National Institute on Aging, Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100, Room 04C230, Baltimore, MD 21224 or email: niairpjobs@mail.nih.gov. Applications, including letters of recommendation, must reference Vacancy #NIA-IRP-20-14 for consideration. The first round of reviews is expected to occur on or about May 29, 2020; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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NASA Goddard: Instrument Scientist

Posted: April 27-May 22, 2020
Location: Greenbelt, MD

The Planetary Environments Lab (PEL) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD is seeking an instrument scientist, with an emphasis on mass spectrometry, for a civil servant position opening. The candidate must have expertise in a variety of mass spectrometry techniques, with experience in the development, testing, and implementation of current and next generation mass spectrometer techniques. The PEL has developed mass spectrometers and sampling systems for a variety of planetary missions, including: Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) on the Curiosity rover, MOMA on the ExoMars rover, MAVEN NGIMS, Cassini-Huygens GCMS, Cassini INMS, LADEE NMS, and is presently developing mass spectrometers for lunar missions and the mass spectrometer on the Dragonfly mission to Titan.

For more information on the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Planetary Environment Lab, please visit:
https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/solarsystem/atmosenvironments/

NASA recognizes that candidates with non-traditional career paths, or individuals who are at earlier stages of their careers may have demonstrated experience in different ways. NASA encourages applications from such individuals.

Application Process
Please note that this is a fair and open competition that all U.S. Citizens and Status candidates can apply to.
A full vacancy announcement, which contains further information including qualification requirements and application instructions, will be posted to https://www.usajobs.gov/ on May 18, and remain open for Five (5) days. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. It is not a reflection of the openness of the position. Advance notice of the vacancy is being provided to allow interested scientists to prepare. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information through USAJOBS.

Given the short period the announcement will be open, it is a good idea to log into USAJOBS before and update your username, password, resume, etc., to facilitate the timely submission of an application. Candidates interested in being notified when this job opportunity is posted on USAJOBS and opened for five days are encouraged to sign up for a notification using the features of the USAJOBS website.

Further Information
Candidates interested in this opportunity are encouraged to contact NASA well in advance so they can make a well informed decision on submitting an application during the very short (5 day) window when the job opportunity will be open for applications. Questions about this anticipated opening may be directed to the Chief of the Planetary Environments Lab: Charles Malespin, charles.a.malespin@nasa.gov.
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FDA CFSAN: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: April 21, 2020
Location: College Park, MD

A research opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Regulatory Science (ORS) located in College Park, Maryland.

This project will be to help develop methods to screen for contaminants in food and packaging. Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will receive training in and will focus on: the mass spectrometry of food packaging and contaminants, in particular ambient ionization, non-targeted analysis, suspect screening, database development, and metal ionization and gas phase chemistry. Research activities will include: sample preparation, mass spectrometric method development and analysis, database creation/curation, method comparison, method validation, and experimental mechanism investigation. The goal is to develop rapid food packaging material identification and contaminant screening methods.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: as soon as a qualified candidate is identified

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of FDA contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at FDA in the College Park, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

Completion of a successful background investigation by the Office of Personnel Management is required for an applicant to be on-boarded at FDA. OPM can complete a background investigation only for individuals, including non-US Citizens, who have resided in the US for a total of three of the past five years.

FDA requires ORISE participants to read and sign their FDA Education and Training Agreement within 30 days of his/her start date, setting forth the conditions and expectations for his/her educational appointment at the agency. This agreement covers such topics as the following:
Non-employee nature of the ORISE appointment;
Prohibition on ORISE Fellows performing inherently governmental functions;
Obligation of ORISE Fellows to convey all necessary rights to the FDA regarding intellectual property conceived or first reduced to practice during their fellowship;
The fact that research materials and laboratory notebooks are the property of the FDA;
ORISE fellow’s obligation to protect and not to further disclose or use non-public information.

Qualifications
The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:
Experience performing non/semi-targeted analysis
Experience developing analytical methods
Experience in planning and executing statistically complex studies utilizing ambient ionization and/or mass spectrometry
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

Eligibility Requirements
Degree: Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
Discipline(s):
Earth and Geosciences
Life Health and Medical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Other Physical Sciences
Physics

Apply at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/FDA-CFSAN-2020-0008
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